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Cooking for Me

November 14, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

             Soup and Sandwich-The Best!

   Grilled Turkey & Dressing Club Sandwich-4 servings

This sandwich is almost a whole turkey dinner-all the good things in one place.

8 slices of hearty bread of your choice -white, wheat-rye-sourdough-brioche-ciabatta

8 tablespoon yellow or whole grain mustard

8 tablespoons turkey gravy (leftover or jarred)

8 slices of cheese of your choice

8 -16 slices of deli turkey (or leftover slices)

1 cup bread stuffing (leftover, freshly made or Stove Top)

8 tablespoons whole cranberry sauce

I stick of very soft butter for grilling


STEP #1 Open the can of whole cranberry sauce and stir it up with a spoon-set aside

STEP #2 Just like making a grilled cheese sandwich, butter one side of each bread slice.

STEP#3 Turn both slices over and put on the mustard.

STEP#4 Now gather all the food and start to build the sandwiches. You might want to put the sandwich in the skillet. Place one slice of bread, buttered side down on a hot grill or skillet. Add a slice of cheese, the turkey, about 1/4 cup stuffing, 2 tablespoons of gravy,2 tablespoons cranberry sauce, another slice of cheese and the top bread, butter side up.

STEP #5 Allow the sandwich to cook for 3 minutes or so without moving it or until the cheese is melted and the bread golden brown. Gently flip the sandwich over and cook for another 3-5 minutes. Cook it slowly so the cheese melts. Don’t let it burn.



Tip- If using leftover stuffing or gravy that is cold,

heat it in the microwave for 1-2 minutes.

Freshly Made Three Ingredient Tomato Soup-3 servings

Of course, you can always use canned soups, but this is very easy and soooo good.

4 tablespoons butter (1/2 stick)

1/2 large onion (or use a cup of frozen diced onions)

1 can-28 oz diced or crushed tomatoes (do not drain)

1 and 1/2 cups of water or vegetable or chicken broth

1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt, or more to taste


STEP #1 Melt the butter in a soup pot. Add the onion, tomatoes, and salt.

STEP #2 Bring to a simmer. Cook, uncovered for 40 minutes. Stir occasionally. Taste before adding more salt.

STEP #3 Now blend the soup to make it creamy. It doesn’t need to be ultra-smooth, some texture is a nice touch. An immersion blender does make quick work of this, or you can use a blender. If you use a regular blender, it is best to blend in small batches and not fill the blender up as much as it will hold since the soup will be hot. If you use a regular blender remove the center insert of the lid and cover it with a kitchen towel while blending. This helps to release some of the steam and prevents the blender lid from popping off (which can be a hot mess!)

Good Things To Know

Tomatoes are very good for you. They are a good source of Vitamin C, Calcium and Potassium.

Not only are fresh tomatoes good but so are tomato products -pizza sauce, soup, spaghetti sauce etc. Did you know that tomatoes have been a part of our diets since 500 BC. That’s 500 years before Jesus Christ was born.

Did you know that margarine was invented in 1869 to feed the people and military of France? It was a cheap alternative to butter. Margarine is made of oil while butter is made from milk.

When it was first sold in the USA it was very white. The package included a capsule of vegetable die. Homemakers then mashed that die into the margarine to make it look more appetizing, like butter. Both margarine and butter contain about 100 calories per tablespoon, but margarine is more heart healthy. It is cholesterol free. Cholesterol is a type of waxy fat found in our cells, but our bodies make all the cholesterol they need. Margarine sells at Dillons for $1.79/lb. Butter costs $4.29/lb.


November 14, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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